In calendar year 2021, we spent more than $595,000 on lobbying.
Hormel Foods recognizes there are several legislative issues that directly affect the food industry.
As a leader in the industry, we are involved in lobbying efforts to help create an open dialogue about our company’s mission. In 2021, these efforts and activities primarily focused on agriculture, food labeling, health and labor/workplace issues, U.S. trade policies, COVID-19 aid packages and COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Activities vary according to the issue and may involve working with legislators, the House and Senate Agricultural Committees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. We maintain relationships with these parties in order to ensure open discussion and that accurate information on these issues is appropriately disseminated.
In calendar year 2021, we spent over $595,000 on lobbying. From our employee-funded Political Action Committee (PAC), we contributed $5,000 to the North American Meat Institute PAC and $5,000 to the Consumer Brands Association PAC. Individual contributions to political parties are allowed, but the company does not directly contribute to political parties or individual candidates.